Tuesday View – and a few other views too

It rained and was grey for most of the day yesterday, but I did go outside to take a few images of what is happening in the garden.  

The Tuesday view

The Tuesday view

Not much has changed, the Cotinus is loosing its leaves but without the foliage changing colour very much.

View through the arches on the left hand path

View through the arches on the left hand path

Rosa 'Old Blush' - I misnamed this last week

Rosa ‘Old Blush’ – I misnamed this last week

Iris

Iris unguicularis

Under the Mulberry the Acanthus have grown back, they took much longer this year

Under the Mulberry the Acanthus have grown back, they took much longer this year

Cerinthe seedlings are growing well, there might even be flowers for Christmas

Cerinthe seedlings are growing well, there might even be flowers for Christmas

I will be planting some tulips in this area soon and will spread the cerinthe around to give them more space.

R. 'Queen of Sweden' with grasses

R. ‘Queen of Sweden’ with grasses

Rosa Molineau with a lot of dead branches, half the bush died during the drought

Rosa Molineau with a lot of dead branches, half the bush died during the drought

Strangely the yellow crab apple has retained its fruit for much longer this year, maybe because of the rain?

Strangely the yellow crab apple has retained its fruit for much longer this year, maybe because of the rain?

Looking along the path by the west facing terrace, lots of R, Clair Matin

Looking along the path by the west facing terrace, lots of R. Clair Matin

Apart from the wet gravel, this could be almost any time of the year.

Leaves of this crab apple have nearly all fallen now

Leaves of this crab apple have nearly all fallen now

Arbtus unedo flowers and fruits

Arbtus unedo flowers and fruits

Elaeagnus is filling the garden with its perfume

Elaeagnus is filling the garden with its perfume

The slope

The slope

Some colour on the slope

Some colour on the slope

After the rain yesterday the sun is shining this morning, time to get outside and plant some bulbs.  What are you doing in your garden today?

 

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31 thoughts on “Tuesday View – and a few other views too

    • It’s the summer when I’m not motivated. I sowed seed years ago of the Cerinthe now it just self seeds. Sometimes I sprinkle the seeds in different places to extend the flowering but that’s all I do. It is finished by mid spring.

  1. I have a new excape route today…and it’s much needed. I’m going to Asheville, North Carolina, with 3 friends to preview an auction and then have lunch at Rezaz, my favorite Mediterranean Restaurant. On the way home we’ll stop at B.B. Barnes, a garden center with at least one of everything. It’s a 90 mile drive, one way, but you know what Bill Bryson says–Americans will drive farther for a taco than the English will drive for a vacation.

  2. Today? Sadly, probably digging up my dahlias after Monday night’s frost… 😦 Old Blush is looking especially lovely in your garden and crab apples make a lovely splash of colour. Remind me, are you growing anything over your striking arches?

  3. I envy you your second spring, especially today when a chilly winter wind is gusting through the garden. Still, maybe it will helpfully blow the leaf litter into corners for me – no point chasing them today. Stylish arches and foliage combination of cerinthe with (is it?) euphorbia myrsinites caught my eye.

    • Yes, The Euphorbia is another plant that self seeds happily in the garden it is one of the best ground covers plants for me especially where I want bulbs to grow through it. Today has been glorious after a very cold wet day yesterday and night temperatures of 4°C last night (that was a bit of a shock).

  4. I don’t remember seeing that archway before… it all looks lovely and almost like spring compared to here! I do like to see your slope every now and then. And the trunk of your mulberry tree is so attractive too. I have tidied away a few more pots and swept up some leaves. That’s all for today as it is so cold!

    • It was cold here too during the night but today has been the best day for ages, sunny and warm; perfect for being in the garden. The arches were new this year. I’ll show them again soon with what is planted to grow up them.

  5. Christina the garden looks very beautiful. The view of Tuesday with the gray sky and the leaden light is very beautiful. The Roses are beautiful even the Rosa Molineau: a good pruning of the dead branches will leave it like new. Iris unguicularis has a color and an elegant shape. The Cerinthe did not know that it bloomed at Christmas, because they bloom in spring ?. The slope looks splendid. I can not do anything in the garden because temperatures for the day are 2 or 3rd Centigrade and night are of -2 ° to -4 ° Centigrade. Also with north wind. With this cold there is no one who goes out to do anything in the garden. Greetings from Margarita.

    • You’re correct, Margarita that Cerinthe should flower in spring but if the weather is mild from now until December they often do flower for Christmas. Your weather is very cold already, keep warm!

  6. We are having similar weather over here, I need a few bright days to encourage me to get on with all the jobs left undone while we were in the U.K. Your garden has recovered so well from the summer drought. I am enjoying the perfume of my Eleagnus too. Amelia

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